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We have recently designed and commissioned a hazardous area (Zone 2, IIB, T3 classification) smoke detection system which has been integrated with one of our containerised hire plants. The plant capable of producing up to 100 m3/d of potable water, is on a North Sea oil platform. The plant is located in a non‐hazardous area of the platform however our client requested a system to interrupt the plant power supply on detection of smoke within the container as an added safety measure. The detection system itself remains safe and operational even if a hazardous environment develops.

The Zone 2 system consists of two flameproof (Ex d) enclosures housing a fire panel, isolation barriers (for the intrinsically safe smoke detector heads) and control equipment. Although using a standard industrial fire panel housed within a flameproof enclosure, the fire panel can be operated remotely from controls mounted in one of the flameproof enclosure doors. On detection of smoke the system will cut power to the plant and provide visual and audible warnings via a flameproof (Ex d) flashing beacon and siren. 

Allied Calibration Engineering Services SDN. BHD is our official distributor in Malaysia.

ALLIED CALIBRATION ENGINEERING SERVICES SDN. BHD. (ACES) was incorporated on 14th May 1994 as a private limited company licensed with PETRONAS and Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. The company is initiated, owned and managed by a dedicated team of three executive directors with extensive experiences in small medium-sized engineering design, project and construction management. It has since grown from a modest engineering company into one of Malaysia’s leading small medium-sized companies. ACES are engaged mainly in the oil, gas and petrochemicals business activities and maintenance of water treatment plant equipment.

Their engineering services include:

  • Manufacturing of Chemical Injection Skid Packages
  • Engineering Project Management / M&E Engineering Works (CIDB Grade G7)
  • Calibration of Pressure & Temperature Measurement Instrument (MS ISO / IEC 17025)
  • Repair & Refurbishment of Mechanical Seals (Wet/Gas) and Auxiliary System
  • Repair & Maintenance of Pumps and Couplings
  • Repair & Maintenance of Water Treatment (Raw/Treated) Pumps (SPAN Permit IPA Jenis D)

In March 2013 Salt Separation Services Director Daniel Shackleton met with ACES representatives in Kuala Lumpur to help promote our products and services in the region. 

At the Rochdale Business Awards, Daniel Shackleton and Stephen Grindrod were named jointly as Businessman of the Year.

Almost 300 people attended the awards at Rochdale Town Hall on Friday 2nd November.

Guests from businesses across the borough enjoyed a champagne reception and casino before moving into the Great Hall for a meal and a glamorous awards ceremony.

The event – dubbed the Oscars of the Rochdale business world – was organised to recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses in the borough. It is expected to have raised in the region of £3,000 for Springhill Hospice.

Salt Separation Service were also runners up in the Business of the Year (>£5M turnover) category.

Salt Separation Services have recently been awarded a contract for the design, manufacture and commissioning of the Potable Water Package for the ATP Cheviot project.

The equipment will be capable of producing 1.1 m3/h of potable water and 0.75 m3/h of demineralised water from seawater.

The contract with COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard, China, was awarded after a competitive tendering exercise and is worth around US $1M.

This marks Salt Separation Services first ever export to China and is the first package that they have supplied for a new offshore installation, all previous work in this sector having been retrofits for existing platforms.

The ATP Cheviot platform is a floating facility and will be installed offshore in the UK sector of the North Sea, east of the Shetland Isles.

Salt Separation Services is a privately owned SME based in Rochdale, specialising in the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and servicing of water treatment plant, specifically reverse osmosis desalination equipment, in the marine, offshore, naval, water and process industries.

Safe Contractor ApprovedSalt Separation Services Ltd is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record.

Salt Separation Services Ltd recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK contractors.

The company’s application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. 

SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their tract record for safe practice.

Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website

Employer-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, which enables them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users f the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation. 

Over one hundred and twenty major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

Salt Separation Services have recently been awarded a contract for a further two containerised 120 m3/d RO desalination plants for Ascension Island.

The contract, from the BBC World Service, was awarded almost two years after the original two plants were commissioned.

The plants, which  are fitted with energy recovery devices to reduce absorbed power, will eventually replace the existing distillation plants that have reached the end of their serviceable life